The element of surprise has been a staple of the NFL since its inception, but perhaps no team has embodied the spirit of surprise more than the Oakland Raiders.
Al Davis didn't have a bag of surprises; he had a stadium full of them. He hired under-the-radar coaches. He drafted little-known wide receivers rounds earlier than most other teams would have.
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Coach Hue Jackson and special teams coach John Fassel went into their large bag of tricks late in the third quarter, and on fourth down from the Cleveland 35, Shane Lechler -- the team's holder on kicks -- threw to a wide-open Kevin Boss in the flat, and the tight end raced to the end zone for the score that demoralized the Browns and essentially put them away.
"We've run that play in practice for 12 years," Lechler said. "This is the first time we got to do it."
Somewhere, Al Davis is smiling.